Back in the `90s, J.E. Jones was one of Russell Simmons’ key Vice Presidents at Def Jam Records where he was A&R Executive on projects featuring R&B superstars ranging from Mary J. Blige and Montell Jordan to rapper Heavy D. Now, J.E. has stepped from the wings to center stage by releasing his debut solo gospel album entitled Fire, a blend of Hip Hop and R&B flavored gospel beats through his very own label, Ultimate Entertainment Records.
Fire features 11 tracks inspired by J.E.’s personal struggles which touch on a message of hope for a lost generation. The project boasts songs such as “It’s Your Life,” “No More Fighting In Me” and the first radio single “The Turnaround.” Not only is the project a reflection of J.E.’s life, but also an extension of his ministry. It’s important that we reach everyone we can,” he says. “I think you can touch so many more people outside of the pulpit through music. Music travels so far. It’s our job to move beyond the podium and try to reach not just the saved but the unsaved.”[youtube A3DjSikNasY nolink]